WikiLeaks Soldier Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charges

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 3:10 PM EST) -- U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of treason for allegedly downloading and distributing classified government information relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, on Thursday reportedly pled guilty to several lesser charges but said the information did not threaten national security.

The pleas came two days after a military judge rejected Manning’s effort to dodge the more serious charges for allegedly providing government secrets to WikiLeaks, and paved the way for a June bench trial on the remaining charges, which include aiding the enemy, which...
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